Six Picks: The Top 6 Things You Need to Know About Snack Attacks

1. Snacks don’t have to be bad for you. Snacks can be a perfectly healthy way to help stave off hunger
pains and keep your body fueled between meals. Just because you don’t have time to sit down for a
meal doesn’t mean you have to throw the idea of nutrition away as well.
2. Get your pick-me-up. By snacking in a healthy way, you can get that little burst of energy that you
need to tide you over to the next meal, or to keep those thoughts of eating out of your head until
you can really address them.
3. Snacks don’t have to be unscheduled. If being hungry seriously hinders your mood, then snacking
might be just what you need. Nothing is wrong with refueling periodically throughout the day, and
when those snacks are well-thought out and planned, you can keep going with something healthy.
4. Eat better, not more. Try to avoid high-sugar and high-fat treats. They won’t keep you satisfied for
long, and aren’t good for the body and mind. The fiber in whole-grain foods give you the long-lasting
energy you need to get through the day, and oranges have vitamin C to keep you alert and healthy.
5. Look for portability. Try some of the following foods that are easy to carry with you during your
day: dry cereal, yogurt, fresh or dried fruit, applesauce, peanut butter sandwiches, string cheese or
sunflower seeds.
6. Try for vend-ability. The following foods (and more) can often be found in vending machines:
granola bars, trail mix, low-fat milk, animal crackers, baked chips, pretzels, fresh fruit or nuts and
seeds.

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